they enjoy making members of their own party upset at some point, or they don't mind making enemies if they think it will help them parochially. all three of them have been very effective at doing that sometimes. they're all three very media savvy. so, you know, that's why i think, you know, talk about -- this is more of a high-wire act for the president i think than people realize because he's got three people he's dealing with in the hardest hit areas of new york and new jersey in bloomberg, cuomo, and christie, that if there is the slightest misstep by the federal government, the three of them will jump on it in a second. so it's -- it is the easy call here for the president is to quote, do your job, get on top of this, it's all about that. but a misstep, and, you know, he's in a media market where he's got three aggressive people who would call him on it. >> let's leave it at that. we've never had a better, more uplifting session in "hardball" than we just had. anyway, chuck todd, thank you, howard. i mean it.